This Southwestern Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole is easy to make and super tasty thanks to the succulent breaded chicken, cheese and ranch dressing.

Southwestern Casserole


6 servings



Prep time

60 minutes


55 minutes

Cook the brown rice according to the package directions and cut the chicken breasts  into nugget-sized  pieces.

In a zip-top bag,  combine cheese  & breadcrumb  mixture with chili  powder, cumin, garlic  powder, and onion  powder. Drop chicken pieces  into bag. Shake to  coat.

Place the coated chicken on  a greased tray and bake at  375 degrees for 25-30  minutes until the internal  temperature reaches 165  degrees.

Spread the cooked brown rice on a greased 8-inch  baking dish.

Top the rice with ½ can  of black beans and ½  can of corn.

Add the cooked,  breaded chicken  on top.

Sprinkle 1 ½ cups of  shredded cheese over  the chicken.

Bake and remove from oven. Drizzle ranch dressing  on top & sprinkle tortilla  strips for crunch.

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